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  1. 1. Do you like Drones (song)?

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I'm suspecting it's an arrangement of an already existing piece, but I don't know which one. In every review it seems they name a different piece it's supposed to be based on. Would like it Matt actually came up with this one himself, though.

 

It's the Benedictus from Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qevcHGxxVg

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You guys made it to the end? Tried a few times and I just can't, it's awful.

 

I can get to the end of 'I think I lost my headache' from QOTSA, this is nothing.

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It's the Benedictus from Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli.

 

Indeed it is, thank you!

 

Slightly disappointing, but it's certainly a more interesting choice for a cover than Feeling Good... heh.

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I received the album this morning. I haven't read all the previous comments yet so, if anyone has already mentioned the name 'Palestrina,' my apologies.

I have a degree in music. We had to learn to write in the styles of various composers. I was fine with Bach, Mozart, Debussy etc but I could never, EVER write a piece in the style of Palestrina. There were so many damn rules; I don't know how anyone could write anything that beautiful when there were so many rules, yet here is Matt Bellamy with NO degree writing a piece in the style of Palestrina and it sounds amazing! Forget the words; if he had really stuck to Palestrina's model, they would have been in Latin and very few people would have cared because the music is so wonderful.:D

 

That's what happens when you don't read the sleeve notes.:LOL:

 

As recorded sound hadn't been invented when Palestrina was alive, it's not a cover. As the sleeve notes state, it's an arrangement of a piece by Palestrina. And there I was thinking Matt had written a pastiche!:rolleyes:

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I can get to the end of 'I think I lost my headache' from QOTSA, this is nothing.

 

It is quite challenging :LOL:

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Kind of expected this to be a bit shite but it's so good. I like when they do layered vocals so this is on another level :D

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Trivia Moment.

Do you know the conceptual idea behind this track could be an idea derived from an old version of New Born? In fact, it seems the guys wanted the intro melody at the piano to be singed by Matt's interposed voices. Unfortunately, they dropped it, because at the time they ended up thinking it might have been too abstract.

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Trivia Moment.

Do you know the conceptual idea behind this track could be an idea derived from an old version of New Born? In fact, it seems the guys wanted the intro melody at the piano to be singed by Matt's interposed voices. Unfortunately, they dropped it, because at the time they ended up thinking it might have been too abstract.

 

That's pretty much what's at the end of New Born though, isn't it?

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That's pretty much what's at the end of New Born though, isn't it?

 

Yes, but it's just a brief bit compared to what it could've been.

They have never, absolutely never made a total acapella track, and I'm extremely amazed, honestly.

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Trivia Moment.

Do you know the conceptual idea behind this track could be an idea derived from an old version of New Born? In fact, it seems the guys wanted the intro melody at the piano to be singed by Matt's interposed voices. Unfortunately, they dropped it, because at the time they ended up thinking it might have been too abstract.

 

So not really trivia moment, more like speculation moment.

 

The piano intro is better than what I think an acapella harmony could have been.

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So not really trivia moment, more like speculation moment.

 

The piano intro is better than what I think an acapella harmony could have been.

 

1. I've read on Musewiki, and I've reported just what I've read.

2. I don't know where you read I've said it could've been better.

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This discussion is getting too abstract. Maybe you guys should just play pianos.

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All I here is "killed by drones" over and over again. I just can't get past the lyrics :(

 

I do appreciate the effort and balls it took to make a track like this but I'll never enjoy it. A shame really

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This discussion is getting too abstract. Maybe you guys should just play pianos.

:LOL: brilliant!

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All I here is "killed by drones" over and over again. I just can't get past the lyrics :(

 

I do appreciate the effort and balls it took to make a track like this but I'll never enjoy it. A shame really

 

The lyrics are not bothering me at all, for once.

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Woke up this morning with this stuck in my head, and it's still there now. Not sure how this is possible...

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